Religious Holidays Quiz

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ISBN: 9781578593798

What is the significance of Hanukkah and Purim?

  • The late autumn Feast of Dedication is called Hanukkah.
  • The nine-branch candlestick recalls how, during the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid profanation of the Temple.
  • The Book of Esther (one of the five Megillot) tells the story of one of Judaism's most redoubtable heroines.
  • Purim has an almost carnival atmosphere, complete with costumes and the giving of gifts.

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